June 28 - June 30| €6 - €7 | Tickets
Date and Time:
Wednesday, June 28 2017, 7:30PM
Friday, June 30 2017, 8:30PM
Venue: Cinema (St James Cavalier)
Price: € 7 (€6 for Cinema Membership Card holders)
After the Great War of 1919, a young German woman named Anna mourns the death of her fiancé, Frantz Hoffmeister. When a stranger turns up to lay flowers at Frantz’s grave, Anna’s grief begins to mingle with intrigue; Adrien Rivoire — a Frenchman who claims to have known Anna’s beloved — begins to recount anecdotes about Frantz, steadily winning Anna and the Hoffmeisters over. When the complex love triangle escalates into a dense web of personal conflicts, Anna decides to follow Adrien to France to chase a dangerous truth.
Frantz is director François Ozon’s first venture into the world of black and white film — a slow-burning thriller that treats themes of national conflict, mystery and grief; the film has a valuable perspective to offer a present engulfed by talk of Trump and the need for truth and transparency. Among the film’s influences, Ozon points the films of Eric Rohmer — whose films play with lies and mystery — and Ernst Lubitsch’s 1931 drama Broken Lullaby, which was adapted from the post-war play L’homme que j’ai tué by Maurice Rostand.
- Spazju Kreattiv
- French I German
- Creative Team
- François Ozon (directed by), François Ozon & Philippe Piazzo (written by), Maurice Rostand (Play), Pierre Niney (as Adrien Rivoire), Paula Beer (as Anna), Ernst Stötzner (as Doktor Hans Hoffmeister), as Marie Gruber (as Magda Hoffmeister)